China Airlines gains Envirotainer cert
China Airlines (CI) has gained accreditation as a ‘Qualified Envirotainer Provider’ (QEP) by Envirotainer, pioneer of the active temperature-controlled air cargo container.
July 1, 2014
China Airlines (CI) has gained accreditation as a ‘Qualified Envirotainer Provider’ (QEP) by Envirotainer, pioneer of the active temperature-controlled air cargo container. The accreditation was awarded to five global stations: Taipei, Tokyo, San Francisco, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam. With the accreditation from Envirotainer, customers can be assured of CI’s capability to offer reliable cool chain services, the carrier said.
Envirotainer launched the QEP programme to recognise those airlines and freight-forwarders that can properly manage shipments with Envirotainer containers. Participants of the programme must demonstrate their training, procedures and audits complying with the current Good Distribution Practices guidance documents, including the requirements of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Since 2013, China Airlines has cooperated with Envirotainer to introduce air freight services for highvalue pharmaceutical products that need strict temperature control. In July 2014, the cool chain services will be available in most stations of CI’s network across Asia, Europe and the US. To ensure customers’ need for a seamless cool supply chain is met, CI plans to further expand its network to provide temperaturecontrolled airfreight services. In addition, CI will constantly pursue more efficient, tailored, and flexible international air freight services, it added.